• Dec 5th 2009 at 10:47AM
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It seems that we'll be getting a new Jetta sedan next June, and it apparently won't be a slightly restyled Golf with a trunk grafted to the rear end. According to Car and Driver, VW's so-called New Compact Sedan, which will be built at the same Mexican plant that assembles the current Jetta, will indeed retain the Jetta nameplate.

Following its June debut here in the States, Volkswagen will prep the car for its European launch later in the year, and it may or may not be called Jetta overseas. A sportier GLI variant will continue to be offered on the new model. Looking farther down the model-range totem pole, there's a decent chance that VW will bring the Polo to the U.S. market to rival the new Ford Fiesta, possibly as both a sedan and a hatchback.

Lastly, we're told that we should expect to see a new U.S.market-tailored two-door notchback coupe concept on the show circuit in short order. If public reaction to it is positive, there's a good chance VW will greenlight the car for series production.

[Source: Car and Driver]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      But in a much less ugly non-hatch form.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This would explain why the MkV Jetta Wagon with the MkVI Golf face is now called the "Golf Wagon".
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's still called the Jetta SportWagen in the U.S. and has always been called the Golf Wagon in the rest of the world.
      D
      • 5 Years Ago
      well they did call it "Vento" in the 90's....maybe that name will return?!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Im interested to see what it would look like. I wonder if they would shrink this jetta down a little like honda is doing to the civic and align its size to its class. Im sure this new coupe is probably just going to be a jetta coupe, since its their bread and butter, and definitely not going to be the same size of the golf. It nice to see they will still have the GLI variant though.

      Dont be late to the game VW, bring the Polo over and the Golf R with a manual please.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If it's not a Golf Sedan (which is, I think, what it is actually called in some countries), then what will it be?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Its still going to be PQ35, but its going to built from the ground up as a sedan instead of being just a golf with a trunk.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If it is not based on the Golf platform like the rest of the world, I don't know how it will do. We bought the wife a Jetta because its the same as the Golf/Rabbit. Now it going to be an off model, seems weird. Is it bigger than a Jetta, Smaller?

        If its not being called a Jetta in the rest of the world, is it sold alongside a Jetta there that is based of the Golf platform? If so VW will be making VW parts shops plenty of money when they import Jetta parts for Golf/GTi owners to upgrade their cars with. VW offers us in the US nothing for options like the Individual program. I did not like the current GTI's looks, I bought a Rabbit. The best I could spec it was with ipod kit, votex kit, and 18's. Now I have to add their RNS-510, springs, fogs, under seat compartments, dash compartment, and more myself. I would pay whatever for a hot hatch in a configuration I want. The competition will be selling premium hatches soon, why not you.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @p.v.

        "Well, the article says straight-up that the new sedan will be called the Jetta. So no, it won't have a new name."

        Right, but they are unsure about the name elsewhere. I thought you were commenting that.

        "What my concern was about was that the article said the new sedan would not be a sedan version of the Golf as in past years. My question is what the Jetta would be based off of then."

        Well, you gotta take that statement with a grain of salt. My take on it is that vw is gonna differentiate the looks between the jetta and golf more, not really come up with a new platform like they are doing for the nms (passat replacement).
      • 5 Years Ago
      we don't need no more secretary cars, send the friggin r20 already
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bring on a station wagon and I'll be interested!
      • 5 Years Ago
      When was the last time we got a real, fixed roof coupe from VW?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Come on, what's with the spam??
        • 5 Years Ago
        the new Beetle ;) and we in Europe got the Scirocco :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        But the Beetle and Scirocco (lucky basterds) are hatchbacks/three-doors. I'm talking with trunk as God intended a coupe to be.
        • 5 Years Ago
        A hatchback can be broken into, and all its content stolen. All you need is smash a window.

        A trunk can't be broken into as easily, since it requires breaking through sheetmetal (unless the car has reclinable seats).

        This is my dad's major argument for a trunk.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't care about Jettas, what I want is that 70mpg VW UPlite concept! What a phenomenal car!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I disagree, mostly:

        a hatchback can fit more and bigger stuff. (you have a point)
        if you need space, you lower the back seat and load it. (you can still do that for long stuff, but you are right for tall stuff)
        a 1000 watt bassbox sounds better in a hatch than in a trunk. (I'm not an audiophile, so I don't care)
        i previously had a vectra and i dind't feel to make cuts or modifications in the panel below the rear window(witch requires if you want to do it good, the removal of it) or rear seat(witch was 60/40). i moved the same installation to a hatchback and it sounded way better. (see previous point)

        a hatch also is easier to parallel park. (I live in the country, so I'm not worried about that. Even so, E-Brake, steer, counter-steer :D )
        • 5 Years Ago
        "a 1000 watt bassbox sounds better in a hatch than in a trunk. (I'm not an audiophile, so I don't care)"

        well. to be fair... neither is he or anyone else with a 1000W "bassbox" in their compact car. regardless of whether or not it is in a trunk.

        "audiophile" is a loaded term... but it most certainly doesn't apply to chavs and hoods in boom mobiles.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who wants the coupe to be a hardtop version of the Bluesport? And then have the droptop too? That thing needs to come to production.
      • 5 Years Ago
      These small cars are not going to pass the new NHTSA pole test.
      See the first link on my website
      www.safersmallcars.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      we don't need a new concept, we need the Scirocco!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I genuinely concur. Even if it had just the 2.5L engine, I'd be perfectly fine cruising around in that thing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      have seen it you going like this car
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